About Me – Marchant Barron

Photo of Marchant on the bridge at Westonbirt Arboretum.

“Do you know how many words I have in my head to share with the world when it is ready to listen?”

I love words: they swim in my head and only surface when I write on my letter board.

I have written poetry all my life but the exhibition at Westonbirt was the first time it was seen publicly. I studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. I received the Group Project Prize in my first year for a collection of children’s poetry, the Les Arnold prize for the top 2nd Year Student and the Alumni Prize for Excellence. I graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 2020.

I was very fortunate to go to Bristol Grammar School who embraced me as a student and honoured me to award a yearly prize after I left: The Marchant Barron Prize in Creative Writing.

To find out more about me, please see this link to an article in the BGS magazine.

To make my life work, I have a team of supporters and friends: “Team Marchant” is how I love, live and learn.

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